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Dragonquest [Mass Market Paperback]

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1 April 1979
The silver Threads began falling again. The dragonriders took to the skies and their flying dragons swirled in space, belching flames that destroyed the strands before they reached the ground. But F'lar knew he had to find it before the rebellious Oldtimers could breed any more dissent - and before his brother launched another suicide mission.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345284259
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345284259
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 10.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,925,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anne McCaffrey was one of the world's leading science-fiction writers, and has won both the Hugo and Nebula awards as well as the Margaret A. Edwards' Lifetime Achievement Literary Award. Born and raised in the US, although of Irish extraction, she lived in Ireland, in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, where, as well as writing, she bred horses. She was the creator of the Dragons of Pern series. She died in November 2011.

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"Anne McCaffrey, one of the queens of science fiction, knows exactly how to give her public what it wants" (The Times) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Further adventures of Pern. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Got me hooked 11 Jun 2009
I bought the first book of the PERN series at Heathrow airport while waiting for my delayed flight. As usual - I buy first volume of something, then either give up on it, or keep buying more...and you should see my recent purchases of this saga :)
Nice mix of fantasy with occasional finding of "old future" technology that noone knows how to use. Something like Star Gate, just the other way around (and I'm a huge fan of that, too).
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
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May I suggest that Amazon suggest a reading order for on-line buyers new to the series - .
In the meantime - I would suggest new readers start with Dragon Flight.
Problems on planet Earth have prompted an intrepid group of settlers to travel many light years on a one way trip to colonise a distant world.
The intended lifestye of the settlers is agricultural and advanced technology will have no part to play. Accordingly the settlers (only newly accustomed to life without machines) are devastated when the organic menance on their new planet Pern makes itself known.
Dragon Flight tells the story of how Dragons are developed to help man in the fight against 'Thread'.
Anne McCaffrey creates a complex and entirely believable world against this backdrop.
I cannot reccommend this book and those which follow highly enough.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragonquest 28 April 2003
Second book in the series of the Dragonriders of Pern. Anne McCaffrey weaves a delicate tissue of characters - both human and dragon - as she continues to build upon the social structure of the planet Pern. Dragons and their almost symbiotically linked riders, Lords and their wards, craftsmen, teacher-Harpers and the wonderfully affectionate and loyal fire lizards, each in their own way commited to defeating their deadly enemy......Thread.
Anyone who loves dragons or have ever wished to soar upon gossamer wings.........this series is for you.
Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book 19 April 2014
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I have read several of the author's books and this is one of the best. I really enjoyed the storyline and character development.
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5.0 out of 5 stars still love these books 27 Dec 2013
By Evanne
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Rereading the pern books is like visiting old friends because Anne mccaffrey breaths life to her characters and their world
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5.0 out of 5 stars 2 Pages was all it took to get hooked 24 Dec 2013
By Sonia
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I love dragon books. It took all but 2 pages to get completely hooked. I read this book within only a few days and could not wait to see what was going to happen next. Fantastic books
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read 15 Dec 2013
By barrieh
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have read the entire Dragonrider series at least 3/4 times and are juat about to start the whole series again they are great stories with characters that you become immersed in Lessa,Flar,Robinton all of them become real in these well written stories I love them
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dragons forever! 26 Oct 2013
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As always - not possible to put it down until the end and then can't wait to start the next one
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5.0 out of 5 stars Old Favourite
I just like these books. I have no more bookshelf space and so enjoy having it on the Kindle very much
Published 6 months ago by Elizabeth M. Holroyde
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Have loved the Dagon books for years, and pleased to have them in ebook form. This, I think is my favourite, along with Red Star Rising and the Dolphins of Pern,
Published 7 months ago by Jennifer Jackman
5.0 out of 5 stars Still love it
Book as good as it was when I first read it many years ago. I forgot I was reading it on a kindle and when to turn the page.
Published 7 months ago by Mrs. B. A. Clayton
4.0 out of 5 stars Dragonquest
My main concern was where will she go with this? Dragons fight threads, end of, big whoop! How would AM follow up the excellent first book when when everything was new and shiny? Read more
Published 10 months ago by R Brine-Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragonquest
This is a really good story, keeps you going to the last page. Then you response that you want to know more about Pern and it's people and Dragons.
Published 10 months ago by Lindsey
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong story and characters you care about
I first read this book in 1980 and still have that paperback - Pern is a fascinating place and this story set 7 turns after Dragonflight looks at characters F'nor and Brekke and... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr. N. P. PRINCE
1.0 out of 5 stars dragonquest
I'd like to but can't, as, though I have purchased it, I haven't yet received it! I can't find a way to cancel the purchase and repurchase the title :(
Published 14 months ago by Mr. Ap Henderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragonquest
Love all the Dragon books. And read every one every time I am unwell. They never get a bit stale.
Published 15 months ago by Deborah Riches
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